On This Day

Historical Events in 1568

  • Jan 24 Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire
  • Jan 24 In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw
  • Feb 17 Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II agrees to pay tribute to the Ottoman Empire for peace
  • Mar 23 Treaty of Longjumeau: French huguenots go on strike

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

May 13 Mary Queen of Scots is defeated at Battle of Langside

Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 English Queen Elizabeth I arrests Mary, Queen of Scots

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots
  • May 23 Battle of Heiligerlee, Groningen: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, thousands killed
  • May 23 The Netherlands declares independence from Spain
  • Jun 1 Duke of Alva oversees beheading of 18 nobles in Brussels as part of Council of Troubles/Council of Blood
  • Jul 10 Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish
  • Jul 13 Dean of St. Paul's London, Alexander Nowell perfects a way to bottle beer
  • Jul 21 Battle at Jemmingen: Alva's troops beat Dutch rebellion
  • Oct 5 Conference of York begins: trial against Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Oct 5 William of Orange's army occupies Brabant
  • Oct 21 2nd Altenburger sermon: Philippisten/Gnesiolutheranen
  • Dec 24 Uprising of Moriscos in Granada
  • Dec 26 Uprising of Morisco's against suppression in Granada